Informed Consent (cont.)
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Children and Consent
The concept of informed consent has little direct application in children. Although minors may have appropriate decision-making capacity, they usually do not have legal empowerment to give informed consent. Therefore, parents or other surrogate decision-makers may give informed permission for diagnosis and treatment of a child, preferably with the assent of the child whenever possible.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/23/2014
Richard A Wagner, MD, PhD
James E Keany, MD, FACEP
Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD
Jeter (Jay) Pritchard Taylor III, MD
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